Christine Lyons



Praised as “especially moving” by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, soprano Christine Lyons enthralls her audiences in Europe and America with her fearless presence and creative approach. This season, Lyons sings Echo (Ariadne auf Naxos) with Berkshire Opera Festival, will reprise Mimí (La Bohème) with Opera Long Island, will join the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival as Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) and be featured as the Soprano Soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 under the baton of Marin Alsop.

In the 2015-16 season, Lyons made her Kennedy Center debut and sung Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Così fan tutte both with Peabody Opera and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Mimí (La Bohème) at the Peabody Institute, and Frasquita (Carmen) alongside Denyce Graves. Other notable past performances include Manon (Manon) at the Liederkranz Foundation, Manon (Manon) at Carnegie Hall, Konstanze (Die Entführung) at Symphony Space, Konstanze (Die Entführung) at the Modell Lyric Opera House, Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) at Sant’Anna dei Lombardi in Naples, Italy, and Susannah (Le Nozze di Figaro) at Lincoln Center.

Appearing extensively in music theater, Lyons performed in a national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and has also portrated Sheila (A Chorus Line), Alice’s Daughter (Big River), GiGi (Miss Saigon), Anne (A Little Night Music) and Lorraine (All Shook Up) with companies including Portland Center Stage, Pittsburgh Music Theater, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Theater of the Stars and Goodspeed Opera House.

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Lyons is an award winner in the Southeastern Met Competitions and the Washington International Competition, and has worked in masterclass with Marilyn Horne, Martina Arroyo, Helen Donath and Grace Bumbry. She holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins, as well as certificates from the Salzburg Mozarteum.


Bio & Resume



"C'est l'extase langoureuse"

"Je veux vivre"

"Ain't it a Pretty Night"

"No Word From Tom"